Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Beauty| Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow and Swatches

I was recently given the Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow as a present from my best friend and fellow blogger Petrina from GreyWalls. I have been lusting over this colour in particular long before I even started this blog and unlike many of my cosmetic cravings, this was one that could not be stunted. The need grew even more once I walked onto the blogging scene and saw the ever-growing hype and I made it my personal mission to make it mine. Luckily Petrina had the same idea and I was ecstatic to find this petite pot in a gift bag on my Birthday.
For starters, I love love LOVE the tiny, circular packaging. The dainty design makes it perfect for travel with an in-built pan that can always be de-potted into another Mac Pro Palette (review here) if one so wishes. I personally would rather not do this as with my clumsy hands I know I'll end up with a crumbled eyeshadows and a very annoyed and disheartened beauty blogger AKA myself. 
The colour of this eyeshadow was almost too pretty for what I was expecting. A beautiful, bronzed gold with a warm orange-like under tone with a slight shimmer to make the perfect base or crease colour for a variety of looks. You know when you get those certain products that apply so beautifully it actually makes you slightly emotional? Just me? Well this was one of them. Once applied to the lid and blended in to the crease, the overall looked appeared intricate and beautiful with a finish that gave the impression that I had spent ages perfecting it which in actual fact took about five minutes. The great thing about this shade is that it pretty much looks great on any skin tone, making it the perfect go-to neutral nude for pretty much anyone and looks extra beautiful on all the brown or green-eye girls like myself, with the deep, bronzed tones complimenting the iris's making them big, beautiful and bold. 
Like all of Mac's eyeshadows the quality is outstanding with excellent pigmentation and long-lasting benefits ensuring your look will appear gorgeous all through-out the day and in to the night. If used with a decent eyelid primer the shade seems stubborn not to crease, a quality most people will appreciate. The formula is still easily blend able once applied making Mac's eyeshadows one of the most favoured eye products to work with. With this product, a little bit can really go a long way making the £12.50 price tag slightly more justified.

Let me know what you think in the comments.
Would you buy this colour? What's your favourite Mac eyeshadow?


  1. I'm glad you liked I just need to buy for myself now!


  2. I got Woodwinked for Christmas and I love it! Definitely one of my favorite neutral eye shadows.